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  • Epigraph: Courage is like love, it feeds on hope. - Napoleon Bonaparte

    [first of 8 epigraphs]

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Artarmon, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Giramondo Publishing , 2007 .
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      Extent: 314p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9781920882235

Works about this Work

Inheriting the World : German Exiles, Napoleon's Campaign in Egypt, and Australia's Multicultural National Identity Lynda Ng , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Scenes of Reading : Is Australian Literature a World Literature? 2013; (p. 156-167)

Lynda Ng reads three Australian works (two historical novels and a fictional biography) to demonstrate 'how contemporary Australian authors reflect the rise of global culture by deepening and broadening Australia's historical timeline. The willingness of these authors to show the indebtedness of Australian culture to that of other nations echoes Wai Chee Dimock's attempts to move American literature beyond its national confines by repositioning it on the scale of a planetary "deep time". Paradoxically, however, in these novels the incorporation of historical events that would not traditionally be regarded as Australian does not diminish the preponderance of Australian nationalism. Rather, it enhances the prestige of the Australian nation by representing it as an active participant in a network of cosmopolitan and transnational cultural flows' [pp. 165-166].

'An Intelligent Conversation of a Structured Kind' with Antoni Jach Jean-François Vernay (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 22 no. 1 2008; (p. 56-62) Etchings , no. 5 2008; (p. 30-46)
The Fighting Jeans Margaret Sankey , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 296 2007; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Napoleon's Double Antoni Jach , 2007 single work novel
Writers with Readers in Mind Debra Adelaide , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , October vol. 2 no. 9 2007; (p. 21-23)

— Review of Napoleon's Double Antoni Jach , 2007 single work novel ; The River Baptists Belinda Castles , 2006 single work novel ; Ron McCoy's Sea of Diamonds : A Novel Gregory Day , 2007 single work novel ; The Low Road Chris Womersley , 2007 single work novel
Heroic Inspiration Jane Sullivan , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 July 2007; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Napoleon's Double Antoni Jach , 2007 single work novel
Lessons from History Katharine England , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 June 2007; (p. 10)

— Review of Napoleon's Double Antoni Jach , 2007 single work novel
The Emperor's New Recruits Peter Pierce , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 June - 1 July 2007; (p. 33)

— Review of Napoleon's Double Antoni Jach , 2007 single work novel
If the Jeans Don't Fit ... Judith Armstrong , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 July 2007; (p. 26)

— Review of Napoleon's Double Antoni Jach , 2007 single work novel
Books Fiction Barbara Baker , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 - 8 July 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Napoleon's Double Antoni Jach , 2007 single work novel
Heroic Inspiration Jane Sullivan , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 July 2007; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Napoleon's Double Antoni Jach , 2007 single work novel
'An Intelligent Conversation of a Structured Kind' with Antoni Jach Jean-François Vernay (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 22 no. 1 2008; (p. 56-62) Etchings , no. 5 2008; (p. 30-46)
Inheriting the World : German Exiles, Napoleon's Campaign in Egypt, and Australia's Multicultural National Identity Lynda Ng , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Scenes of Reading : Is Australian Literature a World Literature? 2013; (p. 156-167)

Lynda Ng reads three Australian works (two historical novels and a fictional biography) to demonstrate 'how contemporary Australian authors reflect the rise of global culture by deepening and broadening Australia's historical timeline. The willingness of these authors to show the indebtedness of Australian culture to that of other nations echoes Wai Chee Dimock's attempts to move American literature beyond its national confines by repositioning it on the scale of a planetary "deep time". Paradoxically, however, in these novels the incorporation of historical events that would not traditionally be regarded as Australian does not diminish the preponderance of Australian nationalism. Rather, it enhances the prestige of the Australian nation by representing it as an active participant in a network of cosmopolitan and transnational cultural flows' [pp. 165-166].

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